Ruins of Alterac

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HordeRuins of Alterac
Ruins of Alterac.jpg
Type City
Races OrcOrc Orc
GoblinGoblin Goblin
  Formerly OgreOgre Ogre
HumanHuman Human
Government Hereditary monarchy (formerly)
Ruler(s) Horde Unknown
Former ruler(s)  King Aiden Perenolde †
Faiths Holy Light (formerly)
Affiliation Horde[1][2] (lore)
Former affiliation(s) Crushridge (in-game), Syndicate, Kingdom of Alterac, Church of Light, Alliance of Lordaeron
Location Central-western Alterac Mountains
Status Being rebuilt (lore),
In ruins (in-game)

The Ruins of Alterac (or Alterac Ruins)[3] are what remains of the former Alterac City (or the Keep at Alterac)[4] located in the Alterac Mountains. The city was the capital city of the Kingdom of Alterac, until it was attacked and put under martial law by King Terenas Menethil II and the Alliance of Lordaeron for their treason and pact with the Old Horde. Following the fall of the kingdom, the ruins became home to the Crushridge ogres who disputed the territories for years with the Syndicate. During the events of the Fourth War, the New Horde took over the ruins and began to build a major base here in order to keep power over the region.[2] They were not contested by the Alliance, but were spied on.[1]

Bro'kin, a goblin alchemy supplier, can be found on top of the wall in the northern part of the ruins.


Second War

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During the Second War, Alterac City was ruled by Lord Aiden Perenolde.[5]

Following the battle at Caer Darrow, a number of renegade human soldiers assisting the Old Horde were captured.[6] After being interrogated at Capital City,[7] the prisoners were revealed to be from the kingdom of Alterac. High Command then decreed that the nation of Alterac had committed treason against the Alliance, and Alterac City was then attacked in retaliation by the forces of the other human kingdoms.

An Alteraci prison camp was also situated near Alterac City, containing captured Dalaran citizens. The kingdom was destroyed by the Alliance for their betrayal during the Second War,[8] most of the population abandoned the ruins of their former homes.

World of Warcraft

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Following the Third War, Crushridge ogres led by Mug'thol have taken up the deserted ruins, now void of human inhabitants. The former Alteraci of the Syndicate were now occupying outlying settlements such as Strahnbrad.

The ruins were visited by the adventurers of the Horde and Alliance searching for artifacts, such as the Crown of Will and the Perenolde Tiara.

Wrecked meat wagons can be found near the northern rampart and at the gate, indicating that either the Scourge or the Forsaken attacked in the previous years.


Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

During the Burning Legion's third invasion, the Archmage of the Tirisgarde arrived here to take back the stolen Tri-Disc of Frost from Ok'rok Icetouch, an ogre mage who had raided the Dalaran Crater with other Crushridge ogres.[9]

Battle for Azeroth

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After the Battle for Lordaeron, a Horde group fled to the Ruins of Alterac.[1] During the Fourth War, the Horde planned to rebuild it as a defensible base of operations in Lordaeron.[2] In response, Alliance sent scouts to investigate the established fortifications and determine the numbers of local forces. However, no offensive has been done to contest the control of the city by the troops of the Horde.[1]


Alterac City was less extensive than the capital cities of the other human kingdoms, but still featured several points of interest:

The city was defended by ballistae, whose wrecks still litter the ruins.

In the RPG

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In Lands of Conflict

The Syndicate controlled the capital city for a time, but the Crushridge ogres drove them away. Now, what remains of Alterac City, the Ruins of Alterac, serves as the ogres' base camp and largest settlement. Mug'thol, a ferocious and crafty warlord, rules the clan from here.[11] The Syndicate is battling the ogres in order to retake the ruined city.[12]

In Dark Factions

Notably absent from Syndicate control is Alterac City. After it fell to the assault by Sir Uther and his paladins, people abandoned the city. The ruins now serve as a stronghold for the Crushridge ogre clan. Although members of the Syndicate excel at thievery and murder, they are no match for the strength of the ogres.

Even though the Syndicate regained much of its lands and more, Lord Perenolde will not be satisfied until he takes Alterac City from the ogres, thus he has offered a great bounty to anyone who can reclaim his ancestral lands for him, though it is dubious he would honor such a bargain.[13]



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